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Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale

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In Iran, there is a thriving trade in kidneys, which poor people line up to sell at less than $3,000. With an official kidney referral agency as the backdrop, Iranian Kidney Bargain Sale follows young Iranians through the organ trade process: from their first encounter to surgery and kidney removal. Iran is the only country in the world where kidney trading is legal. Every 10 minutes, a young person wishing to sell their kidney reports to the reception of one of the official kidney referral agencies.
 

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